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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Library and History Center preserves and ensures access to selected historical materials such as documents, photographs, maps, and artifacts that track the history of the Department.

Oral histories have been conducted and produced by Department volunteers, the Caltrans History Preservation Committee, and the District 3 History Committee since 1978. The "Highway Recollections" series consists of tape recordings and published transcriptions of interviews with retired engineers, highway maintenance workers, administrators, and other personnel who have shared their insights on past highway development and changes within the Department. All available recordings in this series have been digitized and are available via streaming.

In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of 258 Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Caltrans staff in District 4 initiated the “Loma Prieta” project. It was organized quickly and informally with interviews completed within three months of the earthquake while their memories were fresh. The interviews cover a cross section of job titles and geographic areas to better illustrate the size and scope of the disaster.

Currently, only a small portion of the original 258 interviews have been digitalized, but Caltrans library currently is working in partnership with the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) to digitalize all the recordings.

Contact Information:

Transportation Library and History Center
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
1120 N Street, Room 1430 (MS-45)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 654-4601
Email: library@dot.ca.gov


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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Gerald Ducey Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta Oral History of Gerald Ducey who was the Branch...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Cherry, Dan; Hanel, Mary
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Ends abruptly. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Wendell Hogan spent 41 years with California Division of Highway, District 2, Maintenance. He began his career during the Great Depression as an unemployment relief laborer working on the construction of the Feather River Highway in 1931. He retired in 1972 as Assistant Highway Superintendent at the Burney Maintenance Station.  Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Caltrans...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Jake Dekema began working with the Division of Highways in 1938. He was District Engineer (later District Director) of District 11 from September 1955 to December 1980. During this period, he administered the planning, developing, and construction of 485 miles of the California Freeway and Expressway System in San Diego, Imperial, and east Riverside Counties with a minimum of public controversy. On February 20, 1982, the 29-mile stretch...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Lovering, W. R.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Additional Title : Highway Recollections of Francis N. Hveem Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Francis N. Hveem began his 46 year career with the Division of Highways in District 2 in 1917. Mr. Hveem was an early leader and innovator in asphalt mix design, whose contributions to highway engineering are known worldwide. He developed the Hveem Method of designing paving mixtures and the Hveem Stabilometer during his early tenure...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains flutter and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Steve Whipple was an Associate Bridge Engineer working out of the Richmond Office when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. In this interview Steve discusses his responsibilities for the...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Wallace Murphy was a District Safety Officer for Caltrans. In the interview, he describes his personal earthquake experience in Hayward and...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Otherwise OK. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Vernia Smith was a Right-of-Way Agent for Caltrans and assigned to the Santa Cruz County region when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred. Although not directly involved with recovery...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hanel, Mary
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Note : Hiss and hum as on original tape. Part two speeds up throughout. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Herbert S. Miles worked for the California Division of Highways from 1930 until his retirement on March 6, 1973. He began his highway career with a summer job in District 4 while attending the University of California. In 1936 he worked as a Bridge Inspector on the completed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. In the early 1950s he was Assistant District Engineer in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Steve Mellon was a Senior Bridge Engineer for Caltrans on the Post Earthquake Investigative Team (PEQIT). In this interview he describes...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Cornelius, M. E. (Gene)
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Note : Hiss and some distortion as on original tapes. In part 6 there is no content from 00:13:15 - 00:16:45 Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : ME (Gene) Cornelius joined the Division of Highways in 1948 as a Junior Civil Engineer in District 11. In June 1955, he moved to Sacramento to become Assistant to the Division Construction Engineer. He produced training filmstrips on construction inspection and became Assistant Project Engineer for the Westside Freeway. In 1964,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Program is very muffled for few minutes but gets slightly better. Hiss, noise, and distortion as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Jo Ann Cullom Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Susan Simpson was an Environmental Planner for Caltrans when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred. Susan wasn't involved with emergency efforts however, she gives a personal recollection of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Steve Saville was the Assistant Caltrans Administrative Officer in San Diego at the time of the Loma Prieta earthquake. He volunteered to serve for the Public Affairs in District 4...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Tony Vasquez was a Caltrans Equipment Operator based at the Santa Maria Maintenance Yard when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. In this interview Mr. Vasquez retells his experience as a member of a maintenance team in District 5...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Alden, Donald W.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : James Roberts started working for Division of Highways in 1951 as a part-time student assistant. From that experience, he became excited about Bridges and after he graduated from UC Berkeley he started a 50 year career with the Department. Roberts held engineering, management and administrative positions including Chief Bridge Engineer for the State of California, Chief Deputy Director at...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Steve Ng was and Associate Bridge Engineer for Caltrans. In the interview, Ng describes his personal earthquake experience in Sacramento. Later, he...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hveem, Francis N.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Rudolf Hess worked for the Division of Highways for almost 40 years. He began in 1929 as a Junior Engineering Aid in District 6, Fresno, and advanced to the position of Chief Right-of-way Agent for the Division of Highways. Under his leadership, the Right-of-way program achieved national recognition and the first Right-of-way manual in the nation was written. Policies he developed became the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the earthquake Mr. Shadle was a Senior Environmental Planner based out of the Oak Street office. The days after the earthquake Sid volunteered in a capacity to answer the phones at...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Alden, Don
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Heinz Heckeroth retired in 1988 after 33 years of State service. In his early career with the City of Los Angeles, he was Project Design Engineer on the East Los Angeles Interchange. His career in the Department began in District 7 in 1955 and steadily advanced in positions of responsibility in Distict 7 and Headquarters, including Deputy Director for District 7, Chief Deputy Director for...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Skip Young was an Associate Transportation Engineer with Caltrans when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. The night of the earthquake he worked alongside other Caltrans personnel...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note :  High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape; Static on Tape; Speed issue at the end of side A; Speed fluctuations throughout side B. Additional Title :  Loma Prieta Oral History Project. Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this...
Topic: californiarevealed
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hveem, Francis N.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Ends abruptly. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : W. R. Lovering, a specialist in asphalt pavement design, worked for the Division of Highways from 1929-1956. Much of that time he was a Materials Engineer at the Laboratory, then located in District 1. He then left State service to work for the Asphalt Institute as District Engineer for Northern California and Nevada. He retired from the Asphalt Institute in 1975. Topics covered...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hanel, Mary
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Note : Hiss, noise, and low levels as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Bill Schafer worked for the Department for nearly 38 years. His first assignment was in 1951 in District 4 where he was involved with freeway route planning. Some of his other positions include Resident Engineer, District 8; Assistant Traffic Engineer under Karl Moskowitz; Design Engineer in District 7 (1961 to 1971); Deputy Chief Engineer; and Deputy Director of Maintenance and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this interview Shanhar Kutty was a Transportation Engineering Technician for Caltrans at the Materials Lab in San Jose. This interview is his personal experience of what it was like...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Steve Nicholson was a Dispatcher Clerk with Caltrans in the Office of Communications in Sacramento. In this interview he describes his personal earthquake experience in Sacramento at Caltrans...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Burch Bachtold Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is important because it captures the personal memories of Burch...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of John Duffy Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta Oral History of John Duffy who was an Associate...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hveem, Francis N.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Oral History of Frank Baxter Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Frank Baxter served 39 years with the Division of Highways before retiring in 1969. He began working, as Assistant to the Maintenance Engineer in District 6, and was later appointed as the first Materials Engineer in the District 6 Laboratory.  He also served as District 9 Director, State Maintenance Engineer, and Assistant State Highway Engineer...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Reagan, John
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : During a 33-year engineering career, Bob Grout became a specialist in highway equipment repair and management. He advanced from Assistant Highway Engineer in road construction maintenance to Supervising Equipment Engineer, and finally to Chief, Equipment Resources Branch. He retired from Caltrans in 1980. In this oral history for Caltrans, he mentions briefly his Air Force career,one year of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Hiss and buzz as on original tape. Ends abruptly. Additional Title : Time to Remember: Transcript of some 1973 Reminiscences of Glydus Gregory, Radio Communications Engineer with the California Division of Highways Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Glydus Gregory came to work for the California Division of Highways as a radio communications specialist on November 25, 1946 and served the Department in that capacity until his retirement in 1974. The year before he...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Bob Berry Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This oral history of Bob Berry, who at the time of the interview was a Caltrans Civil Engineer C. He was at his office at...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Ruby Louie was the Facilities Manager for Caltrans at the 150 Oak Street office. In this interview she describes her personal earthquake...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss, noise, and low levels as on original tape. Part 2 includes same interview as part 1 with slightly better levels but missing introduction. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Joe Binggeli, et al. Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and speed fluctuations. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Ron Vandergroen was an Equipment Operator operating at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. In this interview Ron discusses how he...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Ken Berner Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This oral history of Ken Berner, who at the time of the interview was a Supervising...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the interview, John McMillan was a Senior Construction Engineer with Caltrans in San Francisco. In this interview he describes his personal earthquake experience and how it was like...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss, static and low audio levels as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of George Butler Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is of George Butler, who was a Maintenance...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes background noise, hiss and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. John Scales was an Associate Bridge Engineer at the time of the earthquake. For the following week he volunteered to work at the collapsed Cypress structure where he was...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Interviewee is describing photos. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Mark De Salvatore Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta Oral...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Barbara Bradley and Jack Broadbent Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the oral history of Barbara Bradley and Jack...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hanel, Mary
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Note : In part one recording levels vary in last minute as on original tape. In part 4 there is heavy buzzing from 00:04:09 - 00:05:28, and 00:06:11 - 00:06:23; interviewee is barely audible. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Gordon Bordsen worked for District 3 from March 1, 1957 to January 6, 1989, when he retired. During his tenure he worked in the District Right-of-Way Department and then retired as the Deputy District Director in charge of Administration.  Gordon...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Greg Bayol Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Harold Chandler Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the oral earthquake history of Harold Chandler who was a...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Right channel was recorded at a lower level. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Paul Lukkarila was an Assistant Bridge Engineer with Caltrans in Sacramento. In this interview...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hanel, Mary
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Note : Low levels and hiss as on original tape. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Larry Wieman began his career with the California Division of Highways in 1946, working for District 8. After going back to school at UCLA to get his Civil Engineering degree, he returned to District 8. He eventually became District Design Engineer where he designed Interstate 10, from south of San Bernardino to east of Redlands. In 1965 he moved to Headquarters on a promotion to administer...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Clark, Laurel
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Robert Cassano's career at Caltrans spanned 36 years, from 1951 to 1987. From 1984 to 1987 he was the Head of the Division of Structures. The interview includes his impressions of the major engineering and administrative issues that faced the Department during his long career, and focuses primarily on bridges and structures and the people involved in finding solutions to structure-related...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : This interview with Grayce Kingsbury, Betty Goetz, and Martha Kubo takes advantage of the rare opportunity to visit with the three executive secretaries whose combined careers served all of the Chief Engineers of the old Bridge Department and the current Division of Structures from 1922 until 1992. They experienced 70 years of the department's constant growth and change. Along the way, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Alden, Donald W.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Highway Recollecitons of Ilmar O. Jahlstrom Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : I.O. "Jolly" Jahlstrom spent 37 years as a Bridge Engineer for the Division of Highways, from 1927 to 1965. He retired as Principal Bridge Engineer-Operations in 1965. He was the Resident Engineer on several major bridge construction projects including then Bixby Creek Arch Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Side B is Blank; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Erol Kaslan Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta Oral...
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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Roberta Morena was a Landscape Maintenance Worker for Caltrans at the San Leandro Maintenance Yard. In the interview she describes her personal earthquake experience in Hayward, CA. Morena after...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hveem, Francis N.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : John Beaton began his service with the Division of Highways in 1929 as an Engineering Aid. He later worked for the Bridge Department until after World War II when he transferred to the State Personnel Board. He returned to the Division of Highways Design Department. He was named State Equipment Engineer in 1963 and then in 1964 was appointed Chief of the Materials and Research Department. Topics...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Caltrans History Preservation Committee
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Since 1978, a number of oral histories have been conducted and produced by Department volunteers, the Caltrans History Preservation Committee, and the District 3 History Committee. The "Highway Recollections Series" consists of tape recordings and published transcriptions of interviews with retired engineers, highway maintenance workers, administrators, and other personnel who have...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Lerek Baculpo Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is important because it captures the personal history of Lerek Baculpo after the Loma Prieta Earthquake on...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Dino Cassinelli Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Dino Cassinelli was a Branch Chief for North Bay Construction for Caltrans at the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of George Gray Series : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system.  At the time of the Loma Prieta earthquake, Gray was the Deputy District Director of Planning and Public Transportation for Caltrans...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2; 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Warble and speed fluctuation in the last 7 minutes. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Shawn Connor Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Series : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta oral history of Randy Gibson. At the time of the earthquake, Mr. Gibson was a District Materials Engineer with Caltrans in District 11 in San Diego. He was loaned...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1; 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains distortion and background noise. Right channel was recorded at a lower level. Recording ends abruptly. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Judy Silvestre was the Radio Room Supervisor of the Caltrans Oak Street office when the Loma Prieta earthquake...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Robert Correia Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta earthquake oral history of Robert Correia who...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Michael Arvin Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is important to California history because it captured the memories of Michael Arvin, who at the time of the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes static and background noise. Audio drops out during the first 30 seconds. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the interview, Jim McCrank was the Branch Chief of Traffic Operations Systems for Caltrans District 4 in San Francisco. In...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this interview William (Bill) Klemens was a Supervising Transportation Engineer for Caltrans out of the District 4 office in San Francisco. When the Loma Prieta Earthquake happened...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes background noise. Ends abruptly. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Harry Yahata was a Deputy District Director based out of the California Street Office in District 4. In this interview he explains his...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Tom Cooper Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta Oral History of Tom Cooper who was an Associate...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Greg Brown Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording of Greg Brown who was an Associate Bridge Engineer at Caltrans, at...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Lorna Benne Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This is the oral history of Lorna Benne who was a Range B Assistant with Caltrans at the time of the Loma Prieta earthquake....
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Jumps in content throughout. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Ross Chittenden Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the oral earthquake history of...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Jim Claypool Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Oral earthquake history of Jim Claypool, who was a retired...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. In this interview, Richard Taylor who was the Maintenance Lead Worker when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred, recalled his personal experience during and after the earthquake. As a member of the maintenance department, he surveyed the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Robert Wardrop was a Highway Equipment Operator for Caltrans based out of the Santa Maria Maintenance Yard at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. He was a member of a Maintenance crew that volunteered to assist with the earthquake...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Pete Spansail was an Environmental Planner when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred. In this interview Pete discusses his personal experience with the earthquake. On the evening when the earthquake occurred Pete was at the Oak Street...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Ken Chandler Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the oral earthquake history of Ken Chandler who was a Caltrans...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassett
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Doug Drexler Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This is the Loma Prieta Oral History of Doug Drexler, who was a Heavy Equipment...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Larry Cooper Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is Loma Prieta Oral History of Larry Cooper who was a Maintenance...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Low levels as on original recording. Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is important to California History because it captures what happened to two Caltrans Equipment Operators, Edward Allen and Brad De...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette